WH: Individual mandate now a tax.
Democrats, administration apologists hardest hit. (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) If you are surprised at this… [deep breath] well. You should not be. When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to | Read More »
The Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15) Timeline of Lies.
Since Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15) is apparently unclear about this entire causality thing, allow me to remind her of her recent history. October 3, 2008. HR 1424 (TARP) is passed in the House. November4, 2008. Mary Jo Kilroy is elected to Congress. January 3, 2009. Kilroy is sworn in as Congresswoman. January 21, 2009. HR 384 (TARP Reform and Accountability Act) is passed in | Read More »
2008: “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” 2010 (bolding mine): …since any Social Security plan would probably preserve benefits for those nearing retirement, it would not help the administration | Read More »
Obama administration kills 23K space-related jobs in Florida.
So they can spend that money right here on Earth: Revised projections now show that about 23,000 workers at and around Kennedy Space Center will lose their jobs because of the shuttles’ retirement and the new proposal to cancel the development of new rockets and spacecraft. That sum includes 9,000 “direct” space jobs and — conservatively speaking — 14,000 “indirect” jobs at hotels, restaurants, retail | Read More »
Ben Smith: Wilson wins?
Time: The controversy over Republican Representative Joe Wilson’s shouting “You lie!” at the President over his claim that illegal immigrants wouldn’t benefit from health-care reform apparently sparked some reconsideration of the relevant language. “We really thought we’d resolved this question of people who are here illegally, but as we reflected on the President’s speech last night, we wanted to go back and drill down again,” | Read More »